New York, NY (June 19, 2018) -- NowThis, the no. 1 news publisher in the world on social, is proud to announce it has received an Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of Excellence in Video for a large digital news organization for Through Our Eyes: Puerto Rico. The documentary, which has amassed over 10 million views, follows threatened residents — Fernando Samalot, Stephanie Monserrate, and José Miguel Sanchez — two months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in their journey to rebuild Puerto Rico without access to clean water, food, and electricity.
This achievement was made possible through the work of Melissa Fajardo, Versha Sharma, James Kenvin, Hector Silva, Chris Carfolite, Aaron Fernandez, Jon Laurence, Matt McDonough, Jess Borovay, Camille Padilla Dalmau, along with the entire team at NowThis.
The Radio Television Digital News Association will recognize the 2018 winners at the Edward R. Murrow Award Gala in New York City on October 22, 2018.
NowThis creates news content for the social, mobile generation by informing, entertaining and inspiring its audience about what’s happening and important in the world right now. Launched in 2012, NowThis is the #1 news brand in the world on social with more than 2.2 billion monthly views. NowThis has twelve content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money, Sports, Food and more. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.